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Delaware County Looking into Variance for Non-Commercial Wind Towers

Delaware County is looking into a variance for non-commercial wind towers.

The County Board of Supervisors has been approached by county residents Ed Wulfekuhle and Marty Pottebaum, who are working together on selling non-commercial wind towers for individual farms.

The towers being proposed are American-made non-cable towers, with a height of about one hundred feet. Around six or seven property owners are ready to move forward with putting one of the wind towers on their land, but they’re waiting for a variance to the ordinance to move forward.

The County’s current wind tower ordinance has been in place since 2010, but it’s geared mainly towards commercial towers for larger companies and projects. Since the ordinance is 13 years old, County Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs says the Board will look into updating it with a variance and checking with other counties on how their regulations differ between commercial and non-commercial wind towers.

Helmrichs says it may be several weeks before a variance is ready.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH

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